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>> reporter: despite warnings from police to leave or face jail the protesters are still here. i'm live in oakland with what else they have planned. >> the case against a man charged with assaulting a priest comes to a standstill as the judge considers whether to throw out the charges altogether. >> and young lives lost. how san jose leaders are taking action to curb gang violence. a live look that is the city by the bay, an eerie feeling there, looks nice on this friday, june 22nd. this is "today in the bay." good morning. it is 4:30.
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i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. oh, how the weather is changing. oddly enough we have showers on the radar so basically what that means for the day is you probably want to grab some sort of protection when it comes to rain gear. we expect rain showers over the greater bay area, however, they will be light, they will be isolated. i'll pinpoint which have the best chance. cool conditions, in the 50s to start, breaking into the 60s and 70s so another cool day and this wet pattern expanding into the weekend so your full forecast around the corner. that's coming up. let's check your drive. >> we'll take you to west of 880 and south of highway 84 we have the traffic flowing pretty nicely but there is an accident so watch that surface street. a major off ramp through fremont. it's not necessarily a cut through to 84.
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we're looking at smooth drive on 84, the dumbarton bridge, no problems over the water. 880 north, a smooth drive even the construction heading to 23 sounds like they are clear. back to you. >> mike, thanks. happening right now in the east bay, some bay area parents holding their ground, seven days into a protest to keep their kids' school open. >> they have been camped out at lake view elementary. stephanie chuang is live at the school where parents are to make an announcement. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's very quiet out here, of course it is early but there's one person watching for security whereas there had been several. we're told there are ten or so tents, people not only standing their ground, they have more activities including a march for public education tomorrow. this even though there were police warnings earlier this week from the oakland school district, they came to the
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school to make sure classrooms were safe and they were not damaged. this was hours after police warned protesters that they had to leave or possibly get arrested. one teacher we spoke with this morning tells us she's not worried. >> yeah, i think people are feeling excited about the school, you know, and getting to see the kids do like a summer school in a building that was supposed to be district offices so i think that's we're more focused on that. of course it's hard for us to see cops come when parents are intimidated by that. i think mostly we see kids being exci excited. that's the best part. >> reporter: they are talking about the summer program for kids, they are teaching art to social justice inside the school building. for the march tomorrow they hold it at noon, they start at the plaza and end up here at lake view elementary. they hope for a couple hundred people.
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they will have the details at press conference at 9:00 this morning. stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> this morning the bay area couple will be in court to face charges of killing the man they claim was pimping out their teenage daughter. barry gill and lupe were set to enter a plea. they face premeditated murder in the deadly killing of calvin snead on june 4. the attorney says they didn't do it. they are being held on $2 million bail. >> the courtroom will be silent this morning in the william lynch trial. he's the man accused of beating up a priest two years ago. the judge in the case abruptly sent the jury home thursday, then told them to come back monday. no explanation was given and ordered the lawyers not to talk about the delay. lynch admits attacking father lindner saying it was retaliation for lindner molesting him and his brother 35 years ago. during testimony on wednesday
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father lindner denied molesting lynch. >> he has also now committed perjury which he did on the stand on thursday, so i think this case should have never come to court. i think it ought to be dismissed now. >> the lawyers have been ordered to return to court this afternoon, possibly to talk about a defense motion to have the case tossed out. >> investigators say they pin pointed the origin of the fire that damaged san francisco's pier 29. the fire started near an electrical box inside the building. construction crews have been working in the area earlier wednesday but officials say they still don't know exactly what started the fire. port officials say it's likely parts of the building will have to be torn down. damage is estimated at nearly $2.5 million. the fire will not impact the america's cup yacht race to use the back portion of the pier for vendors and storage. >> a 7-year-old girl is called a hero after saving her family
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from a house fire. the home on dover avenue caught fire on thursday afternoon. smoke detectors were not working and the 7-year-old girl smelled smoke. she yelled for her mother and ran to wake her sleeping aunt. >> i never thought she would be the one that saved us pretty much because if she wouldn't have noticed probably would have been too late. >> everyone escaped unhurt. even the family chihuahua. investigators say the fire was accidental and it started in a closet. >> san jose leaders are coming together to talk about youth violence. mayor chuck reed will be joined by the police chief, members of the gang task force and the fire chief at today's press conference. also in attendance the family of alberto reyes, the 14-year-old killed by suspected gang members back in april. just weeks later another
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gang-related shooting left an 18-year-old dead. last week a 17-year-old was killed in a drive-by shooting. this morning's press conference begins at the city hall rotunda. >> a fund-raiser will be held in oakland this morning to benefit the families of two east bay men killed in a boating accident. friends of johnny johnson and acemoore pittman, they were fishing in the delta on saturday. they drowned when their capsized -- their boat capsized. a third man survived. they leave a total of 17 children. today's fund-raiser will be at the morning star missionary baptist church from 11:00 to 7:00. >> a judge charged with stealing from an elderly neighbor continues to sit on the bench and hear cases. he has been reassigned to small
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claims court. the judge was arrested last week accused of taking up to $1.6 million from an elderly neighbor in the berkeley hills during a 13-year period. seeman's position as an elected official, he cannot be removed until the criminal case is over. >> the united farm workers are bringing their 50th anniversary celebration to the silicon valley. it was founded back in 1962. chavez began his organizing efforts in san jose to protect the rights of farm workers. the anniversary as the union tries to address the growing number of heat-related deaths of farm workers in the field. they celebrate with a concert at the civic auditorium. >> not too much heat around the bay area now. meteorologist christina loren, the first weekend of summer is here. what's in store? >> well, we've got showers in store for the first weekend of
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summer, so basically, we're taking you back to spring. in fact, nm the spring fall transition. temperatures in the 70s but we've got showers on the way. in fact, looks like the greater bay area is going to get measurable precipitation as we head through tonight. temperatures are in the 50s to start you out. 52 degrees in livermore. we're at about 52 degrees in oakland, 47 degrees this morning in santa rosa. throughout the day today, temperatures are going to be on the climb. but this is a big story. the showers on the way. you can see here we are expecting showers up in the north bay. we stop the clock at 4:00 p.m., showers stay in the north bay. enough of the low cloud cover and drizzle to become a problem this morning. you might get your clothes wet so keep that in mind. at 8:00, the greater bay area gets a little bit of shower activity. 65 at noon inland, 72 degrees at 4:00 p.m.
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and with drizzle, fog, on the roadways, you can imagine it's going to be slow this morning. the man who knows for sure is mike inouye. good morning to you. >> good morning. so that is fair warning for you. no friday easing off on the concentration. got to focus on the road. right now we're looking at the travel toward the benicia bridge which had a wind advisory. really we focus on the meteorologist to tell us what's going on today. we do have an accident approaching the toll plaza in the fast track lane a. deer was hit and killed there and there is activity in that lane. watch as you approach the northbound direction heading toward that toll plaza area. we're looking at the area also south of there with construction, road crews both directions around sycamore valley and more construction blocking the on and off ramp. but no major slowing, no real slowing through the area for 680, 580 an issue as well. just off of the area and getting
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into livermore we have 84. overnight construction t crews with a detour locally. that could be an issue cutting through as well between 580 and 680. 14 minutes out of the altamont pass. no wind advisory. back to you. >> sounds good. thank you. >> still ahead, jury deliberations, jurors debate jerry sandusky's fate for a second day as another accuser goes public on national television. what he had to say about sandusky. >> plus, it's finally here. a bay area automaker hands out the keys to his newest electric car. what the model s means for teszla. >> hollywood's twist on one of our greatest presidents. >> abraham lincoln watch out. check us out on facebook. d
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>> good friday morning to you. a live look outside from the south bay this morning. we'll keep checking the morning commute and the changing forecast as well. 4:44. >> the fate of a former penn state football coach rests in the hands of the jury this morning. after seven hours of
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deliberations thursday, jurors in in the jerry sandusky trial asked the judge to review two testimonies from the trial. also on thursday, a new accuser who is not part of this case steps forward in an interview on nbc's rock center claiming sandusky abused him more than 100 times. >> i'd punch him in his mouth. >> you say anything first? >> no. there would be no reason to say anything. he knows what he did. i know what he did. >> yesterday, sandusky's adopted son matt sandusky revealed he was prepared to testify against his father. prosecutors decided not to call matt when jerry sandusky elected not to take the stand in his own defense. >> 4:45. new insight this morning into george zimmerman's account of what happened the night 17-year-old trayvon martin was killed. his defense team has released video of investigators questioning zimmerman. it shows zimmerman at the scene
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explaining to police his account of what happened when he shot and killed martin in february. police videotaped the meeting as zimmerman walked them through the gated community in sanford, florida. zimmerman pleaded not guilty second-degree murder. >> time to get a check of the markets. we turn to jackie deangelis. good morning. >> good morning. futures point to a higher open after yesterday's sell-off it was the second worst trading day of the year. following reports that manufacturing activity is slowing in the u.s., europe and china, raising concerns about the global economy. oil prices also tumbled as the economy is stalling out, there may be less need for energy. crude at 78 a barrel. moody's would cut ratings on several companies which it did, the agency downgrading 15 banks,
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saying that prospects for long term growth are shrinking. the move makes it more expensive for bafrpgs to raise money but since interest rates are already so low it may not make much impact and retail consumers might not notice much difference. the dow plunging to close at 12,573, the nasdaq to close at 2859. a bankruptcy judge postponed a ruling whether american airlines can break its union contracts and in pose cost cuts including thousands of layoffs. the ruling is delayed until next friday to give america and the unions more time to talk. american filed for bankruptcy in november, saying it needs to cut $1 billion a year in labor costs. after picking up last week mortgage rates dropped back to another all-time record low, the average rate on a 30 year fixed loan to 3.66%. the move reflecting a drop on treasury bonds following disappointing economic data. back over to you. >> thank you very much.
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have a good friday. >> about 4:48. how you feeling this morning? we're happy it's friday. >> yeah. weather, you know, doesn't matter all that much. >> you say we're getting showers. >> we are but nothing heavy. we need it. we need the rain, we need it for air quality. we're not going to measure that much but any drop in the bucket because we're running such a deficit is going to help out. it's comfortable out there, in the 50s to start. you will probably need a jacket. we're not going to climb that much especially along the peninsula and right by the water. even santa rosa, only maxing out in the 70s so a cool cloudy day. inland you'll get sunshine later on but not as much as we saw yesterday. an area of low pressure pushing on shore, it's also slated to bring in showers. 50 degrees to start out in san mateo. good morning. you made it to friday. and we've got a cool weekend ahead after three hot weekends in a row. this is the reason why. several areas of low pressure are going to cross to the north
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throughout probably the next 72 hours, that's going to usher in the strong on shore flow. then we get our showers at about 10:00 a.m. in the north bay, most of the activity will be up in the north bay. we're going to see the tail end of this system. look at what happens as we head through tonight. if you have plans to be out on the town, 9:00 p.m., some showers all the way from santa rosa to san francisco, even along the peninsula, and activity into the south bay through the overnight hours waking up tomorrow with clear conditions. we know that nascar is in town. weather often becomes a factor when it comes to getting the race under way. you've got showers throughout on the racetrack it makes for slippery dangerous conditions. so we could see late races. we'll keep an eye on that. a good time in sonoma. 73 at noon. 70 degrees in san jose. by tomorrow we're going to hold on to the 70s, drizzle in the
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morning, next week climbing to our averages but ladies, we're done with the 90s, at least for the next ten days. back to you. >> thank you very much. big day for teszla motors. 10 of its s-electric cars will be picked up today at the fremont factory. this is video of the first model s rolled out two weeks ago. the model s the first mass market five-seat sedan. the basic starts at about $57,000, as high as $100,000. the ceo and founder said that tesla must sell 8,000 a month to turn a profit. >> many founding fathers have been elevated to hero status. think of george washington crossing the delaware, benjamin franklin flying that kite. >> one former president gets an unusual hollywood portrayal this
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weekend. >> however history remembers me before i was president. it shall only remember a fraction of the truth. >> hollywood turns history on its head in abraham lincoln vampire hunter. in the film he has an ax to grind out to destroy the souls of the undead after seeing his mother killed by a vampire. with super natural rage and ninja skill honest abe in a civil war against the flesh eaters. on the lighter side, "brave" is the story of a princess tired of sitting by while men compete for her hand in marriage. >> she's brave. >> you go, girl. >> still ahead, countdown to london. track and field stars making
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their bid. what they are up against. >> and then lost and found. a wedding band back in the hands of its rightful owner thanks to the clever detective work of a sacramento couple. their story coming up. >> watching the roadways around the bay. early lifting for construction for oakland. i'll theivou the update coming up.
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>> welcome back.
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here is a live look at the cars making their way to the bay bridge. toll plaza looking pretty good. the metering lights are not on. way too early for that. the time 4:55. >> some of the best athletes in oregon for the track and field trials, at stake a place on the u.s. olympic team. there are questions ahead of the trial about the fitness of two sprinters. on the women's side alison faces tough competition. also questions about the entire team and if it's up to the stiff competition from a strong team of jamaican sprinters. >> you're excited for the olympics. >> i am. i think it's starting to kick in. >> the eye of the tiger mode. >> we saw the bay bridge toll traffic. >> i'll take you where traffic is not moving so smoothly. the antioch bridge has construction work and there may
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abclosure of a number of lanes up until 5:30, so about 20 minutes longer than we expected. usually picking up after 5:00. keep that in mind. taking the detour over to interstate 80 is much more time than waiting. highway 4 pretty smooth. the drive to the benicia is smooth. and the carquinez bridge, westbound smoothly to the bay bridge toll plaza. look at the span, beautiful view of the span. however, the rain and drizzle and sprinkles coming across the bay so keep it in mind along the peninsula, no problems, though, so far. >> thanks, mike. >> a wedding ring lost more than five years ago has been reunited with the owner. >> thanks to a sacramento couple. steven and sharon found the ring in a used pontiac they bought. after weeks of searching they tracked down the previous owner,
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darlene king. just as the couple suspected king was also the owner of the ring. >> mr. and mrs. callahan were so honest. they could have kept it or whatever, you know. >> nice. king says the ring belonged to her late husband. she plans to send it to her son in oregon as ace of his father. happy ending there. >> definitely. >> much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, the memorial is growing for a man hit and killed by a driver in mountain view. we'll hear from his wife, next. >> taking a stand gang violence. how leaders are trying to stop it.
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>> reporter: good morning. i'm damian trujillo live in san jose where the city hopes to soon send a team of gang-fighting experts here to valley medical. i'll explain coming up. >> reporter: i'm stephanie chuang live in oakland where


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